If I Die Before I Wake Volume 3 Launch Party has begun!

To celebrate the launch of “If I Die Before I Wake Volume 3” Sinister Smile Press are running a week long online launch party culminating in a live event streaming on Saturday 24th October 2020.

“The publication of ๐™„๐™› ๐™„ ๐˜ฟ๐™ž๐™š ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™„ ๐™’๐™–๐™ ๐™š: ๐™๐™–๐™ก๐™š๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐˜ฟ๐™š๐™–๐™™๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™’๐™ค๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ž๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ is just around the corner, and ๐“ข๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฒ๐“ผ๐“ฝ๐“ฎ๐“ป ๐“ข๐“ถ๐“ฒ๐“ต๐“ฎ ๐“Ÿ๐“ป๐“ฎ๐“ผ๐“ผ is excitedly celebrating the third volume of our ๐•ญ๐–Š๐–™๐–™๐–Š๐–— ๐•บ๐–‹๐–‹ ๐•ฏ๐–Š๐–†๐–‰ series! We hope you’ll join us as we share excerpts from the included stories, challenge your brains with horror trivia, give you glimpses into the lives of our elite authors, and offer a variety of prizes!On ๐’๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐Ž๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’๐ญ๐ก , we’re featuring a two-hour live event (from 1 to 3 PM CST) with TWELVE of our SIXTEEN authors, ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐-๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ , ๐‰.๐‡. ๐Œ๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ! We hope you’ll celebrate with us and attend the launch party…there you’ll be able to ask questions and have the opportunity to win some really nice prizes! Launch week kicks off on Monday, October 19, 2020, and ends following the two-hour live event on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Make plans to join us, won’t you?” Sinister Smile Press.

I will be one of the twelve authors attending the live event and I’ll be featuring in a short video interview. So I hope you will be able to pop in throughout the week and say hi! For details and to register your interest please click here for the Facebook Event page.


Books of Horror Community Anthology Vol.2 released today!

Happy book release day everyone. Woke up to find Books of Horror Community Anthology Volume Two on my kindle this morning here in the UK.

Congratulations to everyone involved. Iโ€™m so excited to be part of this project.

Huge thanks to RJ Roles and Kristy Little for letting me be a part of it.

I love short stories so I canโ€™t wait to get stuck in. ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ‘

For more details or to purchase your copy click Amazon now.


Halloween is coming…

And it’s almost upon us. Have you got your scary reads for when the sun goes down and the witching hour begins?

Volumes 1 and 2 of the 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories series are available from Amazon now.

Coven: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Story series.

Following her fatherโ€™s death, Emily travels to her new home at Strongbourne Manor where she reconnects with her estranged mother. Only when she faces an ancient evil will Emily discover who she really is.

From Red Ink Publishing, Coven kicks off the second volume in the 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories Collection. Chock full of twists and scares, this collection offers tales of witches, vampires, werewolves, zombies, bog beasts, demons, insects, aliens, and ghosts of many different kinds. There’s something in it for every kind of horror fan.

A young police officer searches for his missing niece and finds a past he never knew catching up with him.

From an Amazon expedition, a scientist unknowingly brings home a mysterious pupae attached to the back of head.

A teenage girl and her friends find an insidious evil lurking in the most unexpected place.

A visually impaired woman confronts an unspeakable terror.

Witches, Ghosts, Insects, Werewolves, Aliens, Invisible Men and many more are featured in this collection.

Stories included: Coven / Silent Scream / Bugs / The Girl with the Crooked Back / Showdown at the Lost Soul Cafe / Doing Time / The Hunt / Rage / The Choice / Guardians of the Graves / The Rorschack Effect / The Fallen / What The Eyes Cant See

The Heartbreaker: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Story series.

‘Sleep. It consumes me. Every inch of my body. Every part of my mind. Until it is shrouded in darkness and Iโ€™m subdued by the black. Time passes. It could be an eternity for all I know. But itโ€™s not. My subconscious emerges from a realm devoid of light. And that’s when the nightmare begins. Again.’

From Red Ink Publishing, the first of 13 chilling stories in this collection, ‘The Heartbreaker,’ is a tale of a soldier deceived by those seeking to exploit his ‘gift’ – a supernatural power he acquired as a casualty of war fighting for his country. Pushed to his limits, Steve Wrangler is forced to make horrific choices in order to survive.

Witches, Zombies, Monster, Killer Mermaids, Demon, Vampires and many more are featured in this collection.

Stories included: The Heartbreaker / Black Mist / Curse of the Dreamweaver / The Artist / Letโ€™s Not Talk About Kevin / Heavenly Waters / The Good Boy / Living With Your Parents Can Be Murder / The Vanished / The Unforgiving / Gone / The Diary Of Ethel Edie Brown / Protรฉgรฉ

Praise for the 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories series:

โ€œEach Story is very different to the next โ€“ such diversity, which can be a tough call, but Mark Young is a talented writer with a great imagination for the creepy and macabre.โ€ Marina Schnierer, Australia

โ€œA really exciting book โ€“ a group of interesting, engaging, thrilling and scary short stories by a new writer. Iโ€™m looking forward to seeing what he comes up with next!โ€ Martin Eden, UK

โ€œSuch a good mix of genres, if you like Tales of the Unexpected and The Twilight Zone you will love these stories.โ€ Judy Dye, UK

โ€œCapitalises on one of the greatest strengths of the form โ€“ its flexibility. If you like not knowing what the next story will be about, because it could be about anything, youโ€™ll have a ball.โ€ Gary Simpson, Scotland

โ€œThe stories are brilliant. The characters are relatable. The horror is gruesome. Fast, scary, in your face horror and excitement.โ€ Ben Chadwick, USA

โ€œWhat an amazing debut. Each of the 13 stories is different yet firmly within the horror/sci-fi fantasy theme. The stories are brought to life with vivid descriptions and real characters. A real treat!โ€ Vicky Pennington, UK

โ€œVery unpredictable endings. If youโ€™re a fan of The Twilight Zone, Creepshow or Tales from the Crypt this is a must read for you.โ€ Robb Carter, USAโ€œ

Thereโ€™s a range of different protagonists in this anthology โ€“ male, female, straight, gay, young, old. Because of this no two viewpoints feel the same.โ€ Grant Upton, UK

โ€œA thrilling read from start to finish. Each story is as scary as the next.โ€ Mark Jason Williams, UK.


Devil’s Gulch: A Collaborative Horror Experience

Working on Devil’s Gulch: A Collaborative Horror Experience has been an absolute blast. Available to order from Amazon now.

It was all in the name of science. Now someone has to clean up the mess.

Stan Armstrong dedicated his entire life to science. Branded as a maverick and a risk-taker by his colleagues, his unorthodox experiments and outlandish theories of time and space resulted in loss of funding and ultimately, his termination from tenure at the university where heโ€™d spent his entire career.

Stanโ€™s insatiable quest to explore extreme hypotheses and to prove the unproven were matched only by his neurotic lust to peel back the mysterious layers of time and space to expose the hidden secrets of the universe. Determined to continue his work at all costs, he uproots the life he once knew, liquidates his assets and builds his own lab on a desolate twenty-four-acre rural property in Devilโ€™s Gulch, Utah, no longer bound by government regulation or the prying eyes of small-minded administrators.

Whether born from his profound love for science, or his enormous ego, Stan unintentionally unleashes something sinister in Devilโ€™s Gulchโ€”something that was never meant to walk this Earth.

Sinister Smile Press presents Devilโ€™s Gulch, a horror novel written by Claire Brown, Matthew A. Clarke, T.M. Morgan, Chris Wilkerson, Chisto Healy, Kayla Krantz, Jon Miller, T.M. Brown, Mark Young, Bridgett Nelson, R.E. Sargent and Steven Pajak.


If I Die Before I Wake: Tales of Deadly Women and Retribution (The Better Off Dead Series Book 3)

Absolutely thrilled to be a part of If I Die Before I Wake: Tales of Deadly Women and Retribution (The Better Off Dead Series Book 3). My story โ€œTo Hell And Backโ€ keeps some great company in this anthology. Available to order from Amazon now.

Go ahead, run. Hide, even. No matter. Thereโ€™s no place you can go that she wonโ€™t find you.

A woman scorned. The sanctity of her sanctuary threatened. The betrayal of trustโ€ฆeven loyalty. Donโ€™t ever tell her not to take it personally, because thatโ€™s exactly what it is. Personal. Your first blunder was mistaking her kindness for weakness. Your second was betraying her. The third? Underestimating her. Donโ€™t say we didnโ€™t warn you. Take the plunge into these tales of deadly women who will stop at nothing until vengeance is theirs.

The Better Off Dead series delves into the farthest corners of your mind, where your deepest, darkest fears lurk. These masters of horror will haunt your dreams and stalk your nightmares, taking you to the edge of sanity before pushing you to the brink of madness!

With stories by Steven Pajak, Cara Fox, Chris Contreras Bahnsen, Scotty Milder, J.H. Moncrieff, Scott Harper, Bridgett Nelson, Spencer Richard, Mark Young, Claire Brown, Nikkolas James, Lee Rozelle, Natalie Sierra, R.E. Sargent, Red Lagoe and Renee M.P.T. Kray.


The Books of Horror Community Anthology Volume 2

So excited to have my story โ€œBloodlustโ€ in The Books of Horror Community Anthology Volume 2. Available to order from Amazon now.

The Books of Horror Community Anthology was conceptualized with the idea that anyone that had a story to tell, should be given a platform to do so. Volume one was issued with great success, and those voices were released into the wild for readerโ€™s enjoyment. Now, here we are with volume twoโ€”some authors will be familiar, while others will be brand new. Collected within this book are stories that span the wide genre that is Horror. Crack open the book and delve in, if you dare.


Nightmares and Phantasms presents The Catโ€™s Hand

New Nightmares & Phantasms episode! This one is written by Mark Young and produced by LOM Media LLC.

Click here to listen >>> https://www.patreon.com/posts/40466092

Please consider becoming a patron, one dollar unlocks this and a ton of other content, every bit helps!

If you have a short horror story to submit follow the link on the Patreon page ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿง this is a paid open submission call!

LOM Media LLC presents The Catโ€™s Hand

The Catโ€™s Hand has been produced by LOM Media for their Nightmares and Phantasms podcast. Guest host and narrator – yours truly. So excited! Please go check it out.

A reading from Coven.

To celebrate the release of “Coven: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories”, I’ll be sharing a few posts with you today.

The first is an extract from the short story Coven.

‘Following her fatherโ€™s death, Emily travels to her new home at Strongbourne Manor where she reconnects with her estranged mother. Only when she faces an ancient evil will Emily discover who she really is.’

We pick up at a point in the story where 15-year-old Emily has spent a little time with her mother when they go for a walk in the woods. There, they encounter a sinister evil in the form of a witch called Imelda Blackheart. Following an epic chase scene, mother and daughter retreat and take shelter in Emily’s new home – Strongbourne Manor…

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A Nightmare On Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street is probably my favourite horror film of all time. And Freddy Kruger, my favourite horror villain (but there are a few that are hot on his toes, I can tell you).

But enough about me, I want to hear from you. What was your first time like watching A Nightmare on Elm Street? Have you got a photo or a story or a spectular collection youโ€™d like to share with us? Have you met Robert Englund? Heather Langenkamp? Or Wes Craven?

Drop a comment/photo below. Canโ€™t wait to hear from you.